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by hornbuilder
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Schilke/Greenhoe and Shires modular compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Schilke/Greenhoe and Shires modular compatibility

Shires uses 1/2-36 threads on their bell studs/nuts. Pretty much every other maker uses 1/2-32 threads. But that is just one feature. There is the length of the stud, the brace spacing to consider as well.
by hornbuilder
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?
Replies: 16
Views: 350

Re: Conn 88H lacquer issue - what would you do?

Acid bleed is due to the rim being soldered, and the acid flux not being completely neutralised before lacquering. It is a potential problem for any bell with a soldered rim, and is not limited to just certain companies. Re finishing is not a guarantee that it won't come back, unfortunately. It has ...
by hornbuilder
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Relapping/replating Rotors
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Relapping/replating Rotors

I tell all my clients "you cannot over-oil a valve" But you certainly can under oil!
by hornbuilder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: Jay Friedman Bach 42 Centennial custom

I know 2 players who played in the same section. One had their tuning slide pulled about an inch and a half. The other had to have an inch and a half cut off their tuning slide. Both played in tune.

If you need to cut the slide, cut it and move on.
by hornbuilder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Outer slide tubes not parallel
Replies: 25
Views: 856

Re: Outer slide tubes not parallel

The Getzen 4147 is a 3 piece brace. The sockets are inside the tube, instead of on the outside, as is more commonly seen.
by hornbuilder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: D attachment of 62H
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: D attachment of 62H

It really isn't that difficult to do. If you have the parts.
by hornbuilder
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone SOLD!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1947

Re: FS/FT CONN 100H Tenor trombone

AEK. Google is your friend. Look it up!
by hornbuilder
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Don Lusher's trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Don Lusher's trombone

He played Kings at that point. Sometime in the late 70's 80's he teamed up with Boosey and Hawkes on the Sovereign 500 model. I have one those in storage. Good little horns!
by hornbuilder
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Greenhoe leadpipes
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Greenhoe leadpipes

Greenhoe (Jackson WI) pipes were Bach and Conn items, un-modified. So, the B,C and D pipes are standard Conn production pipes. No idea what the "62" could be.
by hornbuilder
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..
Replies: 22
Views: 1274

Re: Replacement inner slide to an old 78H..

Who would be doing the slide build? MK will send tubes that are not trimmed (if you ask) so they can be cut to whatever length they need to be.
by hornbuilder
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Laskey 85MD
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: WTB Laskey 85MD

Did you ever track down an 85MD?
by hornbuilder
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Does Basili Cases Exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Does Basili Cases Exist?

Ciro made a couple of cases for us just recently. Yes, it took some time, but he has had some "Life" to work through. Be patient. He will come through.
M
by hornbuilder
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Ballroom Bells: advantages/disadvantages?

I didn't realise there "was" a standard today for where the bell is located.
by hornbuilder
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?
Replies: 40
Views: 2099

Re: Why not a Carbon Fiber Contra?

No, the vibration of the metal in an instrument is not essential for tone production. It is after all, being driven. However, it "is" being driven, and there is a resulting effect on the sound emitted by the instrument as a result of the energy that goes towards driving that vibration. Input energy ...
by hornbuilder
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 47
Views: 2655

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

Well, I know one manufacturer that will offer it in the not too distant future...

by hornbuilder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 47
Views: 2655

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

So based on those numbers, We're looking at a width greater than 80mm?
by hornbuilder
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: WI, where can I find work?
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: WI, where can I find work?

Where are you in Central WI? I'm @ 40 mins North of Milwaukee, do some sub work with Milwaukee Symph, but most of my playing is regional/local orchestras which even if you're in "all" of them, it isn't anywhere near enough to live on. However, a couple that I am a "regular member" of, are quite arti...
by hornbuilder
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 70
Views: 5608

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Bone2BWild. Your horn is not Abilene if it was made in '71. The move didn't occur until 1973. There were horns made in Elkhart with "Made in USA" engraved on the bell, which carried over fir a few years in Abilene, before they switched to "Abilene, Texas" engraving. Check the serial number, that is ...
by hornbuilder
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Beautiful Bach Corporation 42B with leaky valve
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Beautiful Bach Corporation 42B with leaky valve

First step would be to plate the rotor and re-fit. That will take care of the leaks and not cost a huge amount of money. "Then" you can look at replacing parts if it doesn't play the way you want.
by hornbuilder
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Good Pro Alto
Replies: 25
Views: 1458

Re: Good Pro Alto

Did you try M&W at ITF??
by hornbuilder
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?

Well there you go, never say "never"!!

I spoke about the slide/bell length differences based on having a 72 and 73 next to each other, and seeing the distinct dimension differences of those particular examples. There is obviously some variation!!
by hornbuilder
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?
Replies: 12
Views: 1406

Re: Difference between a 71H and a 72H?

The 71, 72 and 73 all share the same bell flare. Tje big difference (other than the obvious valve wrap shape(s) is the slide/bell ratio. The 72 has a longer slide/shorter bell compared to the 71/73.
by hornbuilder
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thayer french horn
Replies: 25
Views: 1666

Re: Thayer french horn

I was privileged to be a guest of Ed and Barb Thayer back in 1999 after I had attended Red Wing. Iver the week that I stayed with them Ed and I chatted about a lot of things, including the idea of Thayer valves in French Horns. Mr Thayer was a horn player himself, and had an idea for a valve that wo...
by hornbuilder
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 11C for alto?
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Re: Bach 11C for alto?

Does it give the result you're looking for? If so, then yes!!
by hornbuilder
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Hagmann fit for Shires
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Hagmann fit for Shires

I've mounted a number of them on both tenor and bass.
by hornbuilder
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Shank Tapers?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Shank Tapers?

That's correct. The rate of taper is the same with both small and large shanks though.
by hornbuilder
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers

Do you see the screws on the Gb paddle? Loosen them, and move the paddle around. If that gets the job done, great! If not, take it to a tech.
by hornbuilder
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Edwards Bass Trombone Triggers

If it is not a simple adjustment made with with the paddle screws, take it to a tech to have the lever adjusted. This is not something to do yourself.

Matthew
by hornbuilder
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Model 10
Replies: 118
Views: 8045

Re: Earl Williams Model 10

To piggy-back what Chris said. I was most surprised when I was overhauling my 1935 Conn 70H to find "Made in Germany" stamped on the valve knuckle. Bach was also using German valves in New York and into Mt Vernon, I believe.
by hornbuilder
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction
Replies: 27
Views: 1922

Re: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction

That is not entirely true. The "normal" bore size for a bass trombone valve section has been .594" for almost 100 years. Valves have changed, but tube bore size hasn't
by hornbuilder
Tue May 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Suggestions on DE Bass Bone MP
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Suggestions on DE Bass Bone MP

Doug is on the road at the moment, till the end of the week. Be patient. He will get back to you!

Matthew
by hornbuilder
Tue May 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Centered and edgy sound wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: Centered and edgy sound wanted

Maybe you should consider learning to play "bass trombone" with the piece that came with the horn, (since it is a fairly middle of the road mouthpiece) before searching for the "magic bullet". If you haven't learned how the horn plays, it will not matter what mouthpiece you use.
by hornbuilder
Mon May 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: 60-sized mouthpiece with wide rim...?

A rim really shouldn't be "painful" on any way. You may need to consider how much mouthpiece pressure you're using when you play, and learn to use the embouchure muscles to support themselves, as opposed to relying on the mouthpiece rim.
by hornbuilder
Sun May 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Laskey 93D
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: WTB: Laskey 93D

I can help you out there!!

Shoot me an email at. matthew@customtrombones.com
by hornbuilder
Wed May 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

The video of CSO linked by Savio, they are playing German trombones.
by hornbuilder
Wed May 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Working as a Repair Tech
Replies: 12
Views: 4172

Re: Working as a Repair Tech

It depends on where you are, to a large extent, how much competition there is, and how good you are. When I was in Sydney, Australia, I had a 6 month wait on Play Services. I could have easily gone full time, but repair was scheduled around my orchestra job, and the business did very well. I was als...
by hornbuilder
Mon May 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black bass trb mpc question
Replies: 13
Views: 1400

Re: Greg Black bass trb mpc question

Ok. I was trying to see if there was a trend developing with bore/throat specs, bit from the small sample, it appears not.
by hornbuilder
Sun May 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Electroplating
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Electroplating

What are you thinking "electroplating" is? It is not done for "special effect", and really doesn't change the sound "that" much.
by hornbuilder
Sun May 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black bass trb mpc question
Replies: 13
Views: 1400

Re: Greg Black bass trb mpc question

Would it be a fair thing to say that the .312/#2 option is well suited to dual bore horns, where-as the regular pieces are better matched to straight .562" slides?

Matthew
by hornbuilder
Thu May 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Conn .525 leadpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Conn .525 leadpipes

Thanks Jim!
by hornbuilder
Thu May 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Conn .525 leadpipes
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Conn .525 leadpipes

Hi
Wondering what designations are given to the Conn .525 leadpipes? Particularly the one that accepts a large shank mouthpiece.
Thanks in advance
Matthew
by hornbuilder
Wed May 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Re: Looking to screw bell my Bach 50A3

I've lost count of the number of bells I've cut (including french horn and trombone). Honestly, I would be wary of cutting a Bach bell. In our experience, 1 piece bells do not benefit from having it done, and can become "stiff" in response. 2 piece bells are much more "accepting" of the change, with...
by hornbuilder
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn Artist Symphony
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Conn Artist Symphony

Artist Symphony Conn's can be very instruments. I had an 8H that I bought new in 1987 that was the equal of any other 8H out there. I wish I had not sold it now. Yes, there are some that are less than great, too, but that applies to virtually every other production brand as well. That is a great pri...
by hornbuilder
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Very rough ballpark estimates on converting bass bones to new valve setups?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Very rough ballpark estimates on converting bass bones to new valve setups?

The cost of the parts is a small part of the equation. Labor, and the knowledge and ability to put those parts together in such a way as to give the best result is worth considerably more.
by hornbuilder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach Mercedes II Trombone Rotor Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Bach Mercedes II Trombone Rotor Repair

You're talking about the screw that holds the stop arm onto the spindle of the rotor? That screw has not changed over time, and is used on every rotor valved horn that Bach have ever made. It is not specific to a particular model.
by hornbuilder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Hammond will do them, too
by hornbuilder
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: DE rims -
Replies: 43
Views: 5339

Re: DE rims -

Doug.
Sent an email re XT S103.
Matthew
by hornbuilder
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Personal problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Personal problem

Quote Doug Elliott..."That is because they never figure out that pressure isn't the problem.
Excess pressure is a symptom of something else. Until you fix that "something else" you'll keep fighting a symptom and never fix the problem."

Thank you Doug. Excellent comment!
M
by hornbuilder
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Hammond 11ML and/or 11L
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: WTB: Hammond 11ML and/or 11L

Would a 10ML be of interest?
by hornbuilder
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Ferguson L Bass Trombone Mouthpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: WTB: Ferguson L Bass Trombone Mouthpiece

I have an LS available.

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